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Download The Elephant Keepers' Children Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Elephant Keepers Children (Unabridged), by Peter Hoeg
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (557 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Hoeg Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Told from the perspective of precocious 14-year-old Peter, The Elephant Keepers' Children is about three siblings and how they deal with life alongside their eccentric parents. Peter's father is a vicar, his mother an artisan, and both are equally and profoundly devout. The family lives on the fictional island of Finø, where people of all faiths coexist peacefully. Yet nothing is at it seems.

When Peter's parents suddenly go missing, Peter and his siblings fear the worst - has their parents' relentless quest to boost church attendance finally put them in danger?

Told with poignancy and humor, The Elephant Keepers' Children is a fascinating exploration of fundamentalism versus spiritual freedom, the vicissitudes of romantic and familial love, and the triumph of the human spirit.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ka Carlson | 2/19/2014

    " A grown up book written in a Lemony Snicket voice. A bit of farce, some magic, some intrigue. Wes Anderson should make the movie version. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sam | 2/19/2014

    " Abandoned ship 7/8ths of the way through. I wanted it to be better than it was. In the end, I couldn't justify giving it a 300th chance. It's confusing, absurd, and in the end, kinda dumb .... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Justen | 2/9/2014

    " Charming and delightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbara | 1/13/2014

    " Finding this one very hard to get into. I love Scandanavian writers - I just wonder if the translation isn't working. There are some hilarious parts, but then I lose interest and pick up another book. "

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